An abundance of features…
Orlitts Lake is a natural seven-acre water that is challenging and rewarding in equal measure, including gravel bars running in all directions and small plateaus at various depths around the lake. Add to this the silty areas and we have several good feeding zones for the Carp.
The lake has various snaggy features, with tree-lined margins for the fish to patrol, as well as various islands and reed beds. The small bays around the lake give the fish a safe place to hide and offer some stalking opportunities.
The lake gets weedy in the summer providing excellent opportunities to fish in around the weed beds and channels.
On the roadside of the lake there are eight swims – three doubles and five singles, all of which have behind-swim parking. The riverbank has nine swims – eight singles and one double.
Car parking for Orlitts Lake is allowed in the Colnbrook West Lake car park, which is situated at the main gate.
The roadside bank is accessed through security gates where the toilet facilities are also located.
There have been some major improvements at Orlitts Lake. The Riverbank path has been cleared and widened, swims have been rebuilt and new fencing installed, adding to all the security improvements that have recently been made.
Orlitts Lake is well stocked with:
Carp to 39lb plus
Mirror: 23lb and 20lb
Apple Scaled Mirror: 16lb
Tench: 9lb plus
Roach: 2lb plus
Lake fishes well all year. In early season, either end of the lake where the reed beds are established tends to fish well. Orlitts is tree-lined and so margin fishing can be tricky but fun. The lake can be weedy so holds lots of natural food, making it challenging for some.
Methods and Bait
Good quality fish meal and nut based boilies. Well prepared spod mix, and pellets. Use large beds of bait as well as consistent baiting and pre-baiting campaigns.
Stock fish doing really well, put on lots of weight this season. For example, a fish stocked at 22lbs was caught this season at a few ounces under 30lbs. One angler has caught 50 fish this season, including 6 different 30’s to 35lb+.
Getting to Orlitts Lake
Orlitts Lake: Lakeside Road, Colnbrook, Slough, Berks, SL3 0FE
Season: 10 months
Season Cost: Adults £185
Maximum 3 rods per person
Night fishing is permitted at this lake
All anglers are now required to carry a Carp Care Kit
Please note that the viewing platforms and old swims along the entrance road to the Visitor Centre are out of bounds.
Parking along the roadway continues to be monitored and anglers are asked to not leave their cars along the main perimeter road.